The Blissful Bee


For the past few weeks, I have been working on perfecting our back patio. There have been many {mini} projects going on, and this is the latest. It’s our light fixture that hangs over our dining table:) We originally had a fan hanging over the table, but from the moment we moved in last September, I knew that thing had to go. Expecially once we added the dining table! It needed something to make the look complete, but it took me a while to figure out just what that was. I debated whether I wanted a candleabra, or an actual light. The light would attract bugs and be a lot harder to hang… And the candleabra I had my eye on was $70, so that wasn’t going to work either. So on to plan C!

Guess what time is it?? It’s chevron curtain time!!! Yupp – It’s taken me a while to get this post together, but it’s finally here! Now before we get started, I will warn you that these curtains did take a bit of time. They were relatively easy to make, but definitely involved some major patience! But don’t you fret my friends – once they are all done you will be so happy with the outcome;) Now lets get started!!


So I’m not sure about everyone else, but I think I had the best weekend I’ve had in a while! Such a beautiful 3 day weekend full of friends and family. I took a nice little break from blogging and simply relaxed. It was fabulous!! Now that I’m all recharged, I am here and ready to post another project. If you are into the beachy/nautical craze that I am going through right now, you might like this post. It’s all about my new hand painted anchor side table. Here is a peak of the final product:
A few weeks ago I posted about my recent { DIY Factory Cart Table }. During that process, I discovered an amazing process to aging wood.  In the past when I needed to age wood for a project, I typically grew impatient and didn’t put in the time or effort to do it right. I did the whole {hit it with a hammer} trick, and called it quits. I blame it mainly on my laziness and desire to finish the project quickly, but after researching actual vintage pieces, I really grew a true love for the real thing. But… as we all know,  sometimes you just can’t always get the real thing. That’s when I knew I needed to dedicate the time to more authentic process.
Hey guys – so as I promised I am back with more projects! This time it’s a small little makeover, but none the less, it’s still a project! This was so simple to do and really made such a big difference. When I made over my {laundry room} a few weeks ago, I stole a piece of artwork I had hanging in the kitchen. I now had a blank wall in my kitchen that needed to be filled. And as we all know, you can’t just leave a wall blank! Especially when you had something there already. It just looked naked and incomplete, so I had to fix it.
Hello all! Ok so today I’m very excited to post about one of my proudest DIY projects yet. I know I have been posting mainly about room makeovers lately, but that’s not all I’m made of peeps! Little did you know, I have a strong passion for building furniture or up-cycling thrift store {and/or garage sale} finds. I think it all came from my love for turning something old and dingy into something new and beautiful. Oh… and that whole [I’m not a millionaire] thing! C’mon, we all work on a budget, right?? Anyways – I would say about 80% of my home decor & furniture is built from either antiques, DIY pieces,  or thrift store up-cycles. So you might be wondering… what in the world is so special about this post? Well remember this little inspiration photo I posted a while back?

Today I will be posting about our recent office makeover. When we moved in last September, I always knew I wanted the 3rd bedroom to be an office, but the hubs had another plan… He wanted to make this room a movie room. Well as much as I would have loved that, it just wasn’t realistic. We would have had to buy the 72in. flat screen that he had been eying, and that just wasn’t possible right now. I mean who needs a 72in. TV?? We also would have needed to buy everything else that goes into building a media room. So that’s when I knew we needed to just go with the office plan that I originally had. Sorry hubs! It actually worked out in both of our favors because we both work at home occasionally – so he gets to use it, and so do I. I wanted to make this room a bit more masculine than the rest of our house since he didn’t get his media room. I chose a predominately black and white color scheme with accents of neutrals. Here are some pictures of the new room: